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For information about baiting or feeding wildlife, contact:
John Motoviloff
Rules and regulations assistant
Bureau of Wildlife Management

Baiting and feeding regulations

deer at bait pile

Bait is any material that is placed or used to attract wild animals, including scent materials, fruit, salt, minerals and grains. Water is not considered bait.

In 2003, Wisconsin Act 240 extended the authority to regulate the feeding of wildlife for nonhunting purposes, required that the DNR ban baiting and feeding for deer in counties at highest risk for disease transmission and established standards for the baiting and feeding of deer outside these banned areas. To better understand the parameters established by Act 240 and the DNR rules, review the regulations specific to your sport.


Last revised: Monday June 13 2016